Gays Against Guns (GAG) is in full-force this week. The queer anti-gun group released a new video that calls out every U.S. senator who has taken money from the NRA in exchange for helping block gun safety laws.
The video uses the vocals of NYC house music and legendary drag figure Kevin Aviance of the seminal House of Aviance, as well as DJ Uri Dalal. “Puppet of the NRA” is intended as a message to voters as they hit the polls on Nov. 8 not to reelect this group of senators who are in the pocket of the NRA.
“Uri and I love the work that GAG has been doing to bring down the gun lobby that blocks smart safety laws, so it was my honor and pleasure to lend my talent to this fierce video calling out the NRA puppets who need to scram from Washington next year,” Aviance told The Huffington Post.
GAG is an anti-gun LGBTQ organization initially formed as a means to achieve common sense gun laws in wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre that left 49 queer people, mostly of color, dead. Since the group’s establishment, members have staged a number of demonstrations, including staging a die-in to shame NRA-supporting politician Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and protesting alongside Queer Nation outside of Trump Tower. GAG also marched in the 2016 NYC Pride Parade, massing an estimated 800 people, and shut down two Reebok stores in response to the company’s sponsorship of the Crossfit Games, where the winners were reported to win handguns as prizes.
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